Spackle - ding repair question

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  1. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

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    Im doing some repair on a board. In one spot I needed to remove glass down to the foam. There was a little foam loss in the process.

    Can I use household spackle to even things out? Is there a better option?
     
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  3. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

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    Yes Q Cell (micro baloons aka foam microspheres) is lightweight and preferable, but in a pinch lightweight Spackle works fine. Actually UL Spackle already has microspheres in it to make it lightweight and you can find it at Ace of just about any hardware store.
     
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  4. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

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    thx.
    I wanted to do this stage resin free since its late and I need to work inside. I thinking that it will be dry over night and I can finish the repair in the morning. I've also heard that q-cell and white glue could work.

    I guess the follow up question is this repair will have a color lam. Will any of these options have an effect on evenness of the color?
     
  5. strez

    strez Active Member

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    I've seen old pics of Liddle hulls with spackle repairs...
     
  6. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the most difficult parts of color matching repairs. In addition to mixing an exact color the dilemma of matching tint (translucent) is hardest because you can see through the lamination to the foam. Or matching an opaque color somewhat easier as you can’t see through. My guess is attempting to match a tint over spackle will be pretty ugly as spackle won’t have the texture and sparkle of polyurethane foam.
     
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  7. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    You could be thinking about Liddles have dents repaired with Bondo not spackle.
     
  8. sightpoint

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    Or Bondo.
     
  9. cuda

    cuda Well-Known Member

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    thanks again.
    It's on the rail so I have a bit more of a margin to make it look nice. Also, the tint is an out of the bottle color.
    It seems like q-cell or spackle with have the same issue with masking the foam.
    Fortunately the ding is not a gouge but a crappy repair job that the previous owner did that I wanted to clean up and do it right. .. well... as best I can.
    Its good chance to practice(pretend I know what I'm doing) anyway since it likely cant look any worse. i hope
     
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  10. strez

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    That's right - bondo, not spackle. Thanks for the correction.
     

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